Columbus County Firefighter Charged With Setting Wildfires
Posted June 4, 2005 3:23 a.m. EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. — A Columbus County firefighter has been charged with setting fires instead of fighting them, the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources said.
Thirty-five-year-old Rex Hinson is accused of setting three fires in the Green Swamp, in Columbus County.
Two of the wildfires were set on April 15 and a third was set 10 days later.
The fires scorched about 60 acres of woodland.
No homes or structures were damaged.